Mathematical Digest

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"Time and Emotion": Review of the play God and Stephen Hawking. Reviewedby Jeremy Kingston. The London Times art section, 5 September 2000,page 20.

"As the title God and Stephen Hawking implies, this is heady stuff," thereview begins. The play, written by Robin Hawdon, mixes science and biographywith fantasy episodes in which Hawking converses with God. The reviewer foundthat the play gave him a better understanding of certain scientific concepts,such as black holes. Less satisfying was the character of God, whose approachto the conversations with Hawking, the reviewer writes, are "shot through withflippancy." The reviewer saw a touring production at the Oxford Playhouse inEngland.

--- Allyn Jackson